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Location: Chelmsford, MA 01824, United States

Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Annie's Book Stop (2.7 miles)
1280 Westford St., Lowell, MA 01851
43 Newfield Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
Lowell Law Library (4.1 miles)
Superior Courthouse, 360 Gorham Street, Lowell, MA 01852
491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854-4221
276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854
50 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886
401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
50 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852
15 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
40 French Street, Lowell, MA 01852
84 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
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28 Arlington St, Dracut, MA 01826
The Book Rack (6.6 miles)
1996 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, MA 01826
The Book Vendor (6.7 miles)
101 Broadway Road #17, Dracut, MA 01826
300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
291 Great Road, Acton, MA 01730
279 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
41 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460
256 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsborough, MA 01879
7 Mudge Way, Bedford,, MA 01730

Local events

Jul
24
Wonder Woman Scavenger Hunt
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Peabody, Thursday, July 24 at 1pm
Other Help Wonder Woman find the Justice League! Come in and test your superhero skills with our scavenger hunt throughout the store. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jul
24
Celeste Ng
Brookline Booksmith, Thursday, July 24 at unknown time
Jul
24
Livia Blackburne, Midnight Thief
Porter Square Books, Thursday, July 24 at 7pm
Celebrate the launch of a new YA fantasy series from debut author Livia Blackburne!

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival — and vengeance — might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives. In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner — and danger is a way of life.

Livia Blackburne has a PhD in neuroscience from MIT, where she conducted research on the neural correlates of reading. She still blogs on the intersection of writing and brain science. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband. This is her debut novel.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
25
Roger Roffman, Marijuana Nation
Porter Square Books, Friday, July 25 at 7pm
"When it comes to the war on marijuana, it’s easy to be passionately pro or con. Roger Roffman goes much deeper. For 40 years he’s been passionate about actually understanding America’s fascinating and painful relationship with this drug and what policy is best for our society when it comes to pot. In Marijuana Nation, Roger shares a unique perspective from the trenches of Vietnam to the halls of academia to the eventual legalization of pot in two states. The story he tells is a page-turner for anyone curious about the social and historical context of America’s war on pot." – Rick Steves

Roger Roffman first discovered marijuana while serving as a US Army officer in Vietnam. From these seemingly innocuous beginnings, Roffman has been fascinated by marijuana, as a researcher, scholar, therapist, activist, and user. Ever since America's youth first marched in opposition to the war in Vietnam, pot's popularity has periodically ebbed and surged. Calls for greater, fewer, or no marijuana penalties also have swung on their own pendulum. From lobbying in Washington, to talking to doctors and nurses in oncology wards, and watching his brother struggle with addiction, Roffman has experienced the layered and complex relationship Americans have with marijuana first-hand.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
26
Star Wars X-Wing Regional Tournament
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, July 26 at 11am
Regionals!

Join us for the official X-Wing 2014 Regional tournament!

Start Time: 11 am

Registration starts: 10 am

Entry Fee: $10

Format: Swiss rounds based on attendance, dinner break, cut to elimination rounds based on attendance.

Prizes: Top 64, top 8, top 4, and winner prizes as standard for X-Wing regionals, plus store credit based on attendance.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
26
Milford - DAN SZCZESNY shares his travel adventures in Nepal!
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Saturday, July 26 at 2pm
When travel writer DAN SZCZESNY and his wife, Meenakshi journeyed to Nepal to marry in Kathmandu and trek to Everest Base Camp, they knew the path would be difficult. What they didn't realize was how life-changing their time in the land of mountains would be.

The NEPAL CHRONICLES is a deeply felt exploration of the culture and history of one of the world's most complex places, and is a meditation on the author's personal journey into a new family and relationship unlike any he's ever experienced.

DAN is a long-time journalist and travel writer living in the Manchester, NH area. His first book, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie is a hiking memoir about a one year, 225 mile journey through some of New Hampshire's least known wilderness with his 10-year-old foster daughter. He is a member of the AMC's 4,000 footer club. He has camped in the Grand Canyon and thru-hiked England's Coast to Coast Trail.

The Nepal Chronicles is $19.95, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie is $16.00

Location: Street: 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza Additional: 603-673-1734 City: Milford, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
28
Brigid Pasulka in Conversation with Julia Glass
Porter Square Books, Monday, July 28 at 7pm
This is a wondrous novel that radiates with poignant, witty insights on love, loss, loyalty, and sacrifice. Pasulka's sharp, engaging prose transports readers to a seaside Italian village and immerses them in community gossip, family dramas, and personal discoveries spurred by an obsession with soccer. It is a delightfully consuming story that will leave readers satiated and smiling. -- Anderson McKean, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL

"How in the world did I just lose my heart to the entire village of San Benedetto, to its butchers and playboys and slackers and, most of all, its large population of swaggering elderly (mea culpa) soccer fans? Or maybe the question is this: How can a story about unbearable grief be so funny, so bawdy, so vibrant with the earthy joys of ordinary life? To that one, I know the answer: when it is told by someone with the uncommon wit of the fearless, tender, wise Brigid Pasulka. The Sun and Other Stars is, as its title promises, a wondrous and radiant novel." -- Julia Glass

Brigid Pasulka spent the summer of 1998 as an au pair for a family in Alassio, Italy, where she was first introduced to small town Riviera life, the Italian obsession with soccer, and the butcher shop that features in her second novel, The Sun and Other Stars. Her debut novel, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True, won the 2010 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Pasulka currently lives in Chicago with her husband and runs the writing center at a public high school. Visit her website at BrigidPasulka.com.

Julia Glass is the author of Three Junes, winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction; The Whole World Over; I See You Everywhere, winner of the 2009 Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award; and The Widower’s Tale. Her essays have been widely anthologized. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Glass also teaches fiction writing, most frequently at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She lives with her family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
29
Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, July 29 at 7pm
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever morally permissible? Within days, some began to suggest that, in these new circumstances, the new answer was "yes." Rebecca Gordon argues that September 11 did not, as some have said, "change everything," and that institutionalized state torture remains as wrong today as it was on the day before those terrible attacks. Furthermore, U.S. practices during the "war on terror" are rooted in a history that began long before September 11, a history that includes both support for torture regimes abroad and the use of torture in American jails and prisons.

Rebecca Gordon received her B.A. from Reed College and her M.Div. and Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from Graduate Theological Union. She teaches in the Philosophy department at the University of San Francisco and for the university’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Previous publications include Letters From Nicaragua and Cruel and Usual: How Welfare "Reform" Punishes Poor People .

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
30
Amy Bloom
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, July 30 at 00am
Amy Bloom (Persuasion, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, away, Love invents us, Normal, Lucky us, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, The Wings of the Dove, Between Here and Here (short story))

Amy Bloom is the author of the bestselling and acclaimed away; Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love invents us; and Normal. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Short Stories, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, and many other anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Granta, and Slate, among other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
30
Milford - WHERE'S WALDO & WOOF scavenger hunt for kids!!
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Wednesday, July 30 at 09am
3-2-1-Hunt! Announcing...find Waldo in MILFORD!

The Toadstool and local merchants will be hosting a month-long scavenger hunt to find Waldo for JULY.

Start HERE by picking up your Find Waldo Passport booklet and start searching for Waldo and WOOF (in our store only). The first 50 kids that get a passport book will also receive a FREE Waldo chocolate bar! He will be hiding in 26 (total) businesses located throughout Milford. We'll provide you with the list, your job is to visit them, find Waldo, and collect a Passport stamp for your booklet. The more stamps you collect by the DEADLINE of 6 p.m. July 30th, the greater the prizes you can win!! Stickers, coupons, gift cards and more! Anybody that turns in their booklet with 20 or more stamps will instantly be entered for the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING at our open house on Thursday from 2-3 p.m. JULY 31st.

Happy Hunting * Be Respectful * Have Fun!

Thank you to all the local independent businesses that joined us in celebrating Waldo's birthday and helped kick off the Summer of 2014!

Location: Street: 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza Additional: 603-673-1734 City: Milford, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
30
New England Authors Expo
Danversport Yacht Club, Wednesday, July 30 at 4pm
The Expo will consist of numerous New England authors, illustrators, publishers, associated businesses and sponsors. This event is free and open to the public. M. P. Barker a difficult boy mending horses (mpbarker)
Jul
30
Amy Bloom
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Amy Bloom (Persuasion, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, away, Love invents us, Normal, Lucky us, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, The Wings of the Dove, Between Here and Here (short story))

Amy Bloom is the author of the bestselling and acclaimed away; Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love invents us; and Normal. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Short Stories, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, and many other anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Granta, and Slate, among other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
30
Stephen L. Carter
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Stephen L. Carter (Jericho's Fall, New England White, Palace Council, The Culture of Disbelief, The Emperor of Ocean Park, The impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, Back channel)

Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He is also the author of seven books of nonfiction. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
31
Where's Waldo Party
Porter Square Books, Thursday, July 31 at 5pm
You've spent the last month looking for Waldo all over the neighborhood. Celebrate the end of the hunt for Waldo with a party at Porter Square Books, complete with food and prizes!

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
31
Suzanne Strempek Shea, This Is Paradise
Porter Square Books, Thursday, July 31 at 7pm
This is Paradise is the story of the Billy Riordan Memorial Clinic in Malawai, founded by Mags Riordan following her son's death.

Suzanne Strempek Shea is the author of five novels and three memoirs. Winner of the 2000 New England Book Award, which recognizes a literary body of work's contribution to the region, Suzanne began writing fiction in her spare time while working as reporter for the Springfield (Massachusetts) Newspapers and The Providence (Rhode Island) Journal.

Her freelance journalism and fiction has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Yankee, The Bark, Golf World, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Organic Style and ESPN the Magazine. She was a regular contributor to Obit magazine.

Suzanne is a member of the faculty at the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program in creative writing and is writer-in-residence and director of the creative writing program at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass. She has taught in the MFA program at Emerson College and in the creative writing program at the University of South Florida.

She lives in Bondsville, Mass., with Tommy Shea, most recently the senior foreign editor at The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi, and their dogs Tiny and Bisquick.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
1
Nell Bernstein, Burning Down the House
Porter Square Books, Friday, August 1 at 7pm
"Meticulously reported and sensitively written, Bernstein’s book draws upon a decade of research and astounding personal interviews. Rather than abstracting the issue, she lets her child narrators lead readers through each stage of the criminal justice system..."—Salon.com

One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders. In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults.

Bernstein introduces us to youth across the nation who have suffered violence and psychological torture at the hands of the state. She presents these youths all as fully realized people, not victims. As they describe in their own voices their fight to maintain their humanity and protect their individuality in environments that would deny both, these young people offer a hopeful alternative to the doomed effort to reform a system that should only be dismantled.

Nell Bernstein discusses her research on children in the justice system with Lisa Thurau, executive director of Strategies for Youth.

Nell Bernstein’s All Alone in the World was a Newsweek "Book of the Week." She is a former Soros Justice Media Fellow in New York, and winner of a White House Champion of Change award. Her articles have appeared in Newsday, Salon, Mother Jones, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She lives outside of Berkeley, California.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
2
Charity Event: Play Magic for the Pan-Mass Challenge!
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, August 2 at 11am
Play Magic for Charity!

All profits from this event will be donated to support Pandemonium's regular Griffin Kadar's ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge bike race to cure cancer.

PMC main page: www.pmc.org

Griffin's page: www2.pmc.org/profile/GK0063

All profits from this tournament will go directly to Griffin's PMC ride.

Time: 11 am

Registration starts: 10 am

Price: $10 / Entry

Format: Standard

Prizes: All prizes are donated by Pandemonium and our customers. If you want to donate a prize, send email to events@pandemoniumbooks.com.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
4
John Dean, The Nixon Defense
Porter Square Books, Monday, August 4 at 6:30pm
Based on Nixon’s overlooked recordings, New York Times bestselling author John W. Dean connects the dots between what we’ve come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened.

Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon’s secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: What did President Nixon know and when did he know it?

John Dean was White House legal counsel to President Nixon for a thousand days. Dean also served as chief minority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee and as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice.

This event takes place at Cambridge Public Library.

Location: Street: Cambridge Public Library Additional: 449 Broadway City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02138 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
Annie Weatherwax, All We Had
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm
The stunning debut novel from sculptor and painter Annie Weatherwax, a wry and sharply observed portrait of a gritty mother and daughter, living on the edge of poverty, who find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small town America.

For thirteen-year-old Ruthie Carmichael and her mother, Rita, life has never been stable. The only sure thing is their love for each other. Though Rita works more than one job, the pair teeters on the edge of poverty. When their landlord kicks them out, Rita resorts to her movie-star looks and produces carpet-installer Phil, "an instant boyfriend," who takes them in.

Before long, Ruthie convinces her mother to leave and in their battered Ford Escort, they head East in search of a better life. When money runs out and their car breaks down, they find themselves stranded in a small town called Fat River where their luck finally takes a turn. Rita lands a steady job waitressing at Tiny's, the local diner. With enough money to pay their bills, they rent a house and Fat River becomes the first place they call home.

Into this quirky utopia comes smooth-talking mortgage broker Vick Ward, who entices Rita with a subprime loan. Why rent when you can own? Almost as soon as Rita buys a house their fortunes change. Faced once again with the prospect of homelessness, Rita reverts to survival mode, and the price she pays to keep them out of poverty changes their lives forever.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
Off the Leash
Brookline Booksmith, Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm
Meet Matthew Gilbert as he reads from his debut memoir Off the Leash. (added from Macmillan)
Aug
6
Joe HillThe Wraith
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Framingham, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
The Wraith by Joe Hill, Charles Paul Wilson III (Artist)

Author Event (added from Barnes & Noble)
Aug
6
Annie Weatherwax
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
Annie Weatherwax was the 2009 winner of the Robert Olen Butler Prize for Fiction and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, for years she earned a living sculpting superheroes and cartoon characters for Nickelodeon, DC Comics, Pixar, and others. She is currently a full time painter and writer. Visit her at AnnieWeatherwax.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Aug
6
YA Author Panel: Marjorie Agosin and Eileen O'Connor, John Plotz, and Laurie Stolarz
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
Three authors and one translator, all from the Cambridge area, present their newest books for young adults. Marjorie Agosin and Eileen O'Connor, I Lived on Butterfly Hill John Plotz, Time and the Tapestry Laurie Stolarz, Welcome to the Dark House

In I Lived on Butterfly Hill, an eleven-year-old's world is upended by political turmoil in this searing novel from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile--until the time comes when even Celeste, with her head in the clouds, can't deny the political unrest that is sweeping through the country. Warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates disappear from class without a word. Celeste doesn't quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore.

Marjorie Agosín was raised in Chile by Jewish parents. Her family moved to the United States to escape the horrors of the Pinochet takeover of their country. Coming from a South American country and being Jewish, Agosín’s writings demonstrate a unique blending of these cultures. She has received the Letras de Oro Prize for her poetry, presented by Spain’s Ministry of Culture to writers of Hispanic heritage living in the United States. Her writings about, and humanitarian work for, women in Chile have been the focus of feature articles in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Ms. Magazine. She has also won the Latino Literature Prize for her poetry. She is a Spanish professor at Wellesley College.

Eileen O'Connor is a lecturer at Lesley University, specializing in postcolonial literature and translation. She is the translator of I Lived on Butterfly Hill. In Welcome to the Dark House, writing about their deepest fears wins Ivy and Parker an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake's latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn't even like scary movies, but she's ready to face her real-world fears. Parker's sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for now.

Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It's bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group-the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; "Mister Sensitive"; and the one who's too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting.

Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing. By the time Ivy and Parker realize what's really at stake, it's too late to wake up and run.

Laurie Faria Stolarz (www.LaurieStolarz.com) is the author of Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, and Deadly Little Lessons, as well as Project 17; Bleed; and the highly popular Blue Is for Nightmares; White Is for Magic; Silver Is for Secrets; Red Is for Remembrance; and Black Is for Beginnings. Born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, Stolarz attended Merrimack College and received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston. Laurie lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Time and the Tapestry tells the story of a 13 year old, would-be artist Jen and her not-quite-as-nerdy-as-he used-to-be- 10 year old brother Ed. They find themselves adrift in 19th century England, unable to make their way back home until they've gathered the missing pieces to make that tapestry whole. It's great that they can ride on Mead's back. But not so great that his feathers are falling off, too fast to count. Great that they keep meeting up with the rugmaker himself, Jen's hero, British radical William Morris. But not so great that he always seems to be yelling at somebody or tossing something at them. Great that as they travel from London to Oxford to Iceland, they begin to figure out a way to save the Tapestry (and Granny's house along with it). But downright terrifying that Mead's going to be grounded soon, leaving them trapped with Morris and his wacky daughter May in a Victorian London that may be filled with cranky artists and loveable animals, but....it's a long long way from home.

John Plotz teaches Victorian literature at Brandeis University. He is the author of The Crowd and Portable Property.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
7
Lev Grossman
Brookline Booksmith, Thursday, August 7 at unknown time
Aug
7
David Cleveland, Love's Attraction
Porter Square Books, Thursday, August 7 at 7pm
From literary Concord to the backwater canals of Venice, Love’s Attraction takes readers on a tantalizing and thought-provoking journey as Michael Collins, a Washington political fixer facing an impending bribery scandal, is suddenly confronted with a past he never knew and a legacy of heartbreak and deception from which he failed to escape.

David Adams Cleveland is a novelist and art historian. His first novel, With a Gemlike Flame, drew wide praise for its evocation of Venice and the hunt for a lost masterpiece by Raphael. His most recent art history book, A History of American Tonalism, won the Silver Medal in Art History in the Book of the Year Awards, 2010; and Outstanding Academic Title 2011 from the American Library Association; it was the best selling American art history book in 2011 and 2012. He and his wife live in New York where he works as an art advisor with his son, Carter Cleveland, founder of Artsy.net, the new internet site making all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
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